Father, thank You for accepting us into Your family by virtue of the life, death and resurrection of Christ. We pray that You would make us worthy by gracing us to suffer in behalf of Christ and His glorious kingdom. We pray for Your power to enable us to do all the good things that You have put in our hearts to do by increasing our love for Jesus so that we want to do His will more than our own. Father, You are good and kind. Help us honor Christ by being good and kind to others in our words and deeds. If we bring honor to the LORD Jesus, He will bring honor to us when He returns in glory. Nothing is more important to us than to hear Him say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” May the name of Jesus be glorified by the power of His indwelling presence. In Jesus name we pray. Amen!
[Based on Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians. II Thess. 1:11-12]